Symphony for a Broken Orchestra City-wide effort fixing over 1,000 Philadelphia School District instruments

Is it possible to create a world-class performance using only broken instruments? Find out at this once in a lifetime musical event composed for the School District of Philadelphia’s hundreds of broken instruments on Sunday, December 3rd in the historic 23rd Street Armory.

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Recent Events

Here are some great recent events. Get a recap. Discover ways you can give ongoing support to schools and students.

Support Our Schools this Holiday Season

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from a list of eligible organizations--select The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and .5% of your purchase will be donated to the Fund.

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Whole Foods Community Giving Day Supports the School District of Philadelphia

Mark your calendars Philly! – check out an easy way to help the School District of Philadelphia. On Wed 9/20, Whole Foods Market is donating 5% of sales to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia! Funds raised at the South Street and Center City locations support the Farm to PreK program which features agricultural and environmental education plus pollinator gardens at 65 school-based PreK sites reaching more than 2,700 kids. You can help our schools raise over $12,000 to expand this program just by shopping on September 20th. #FundPHLSchools

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Join Us For The 9th Annual Back 2 School Event

Welcome friends and families!

It’s Back-to-School season! We hope you’re excited for the start of a new school year. We anticipate that many families will be busy preparing their students for the upcoming academic year. Here in the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), we strive to ease the process for you through our comprehensive Back-to-School site.


Here you’ll find the resources that you need to prepare for classes. We have all of the updates on school opening and procedures. We also have information about the FACE Office’s Back-to-School event, school registrations, and school supplies. You have access to everything you need to have a great school year!

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SCHOOL PLAYGROUND FORUM

This forum is for Principals, Assistant Principals, Home and School Associations, School Advisory Councils, “Friends of...”, school partners and other interested parties.

Learn about the intricacies and challenges of fundraising for and constructing school playgrounds, Q & A with community partners and SDP staff who successfully collab- orated on playgrounds, and get tips on school greenscapes*, including what can be done and how to begin. 

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